These two ladies, Wendy(L) and Judy (R) are two of my super closest friends and my west coast "sisters"! I get out to CA to visit them often.,...usually a few times a year.
I absolutely LOVE them...and I kinda think it's a mutual admiration society!!
Wendy and Judy are the owners of WaxWorksWest in Corralitos, California. They came to spend a few days sightseeing in NYC and a couple of days at my house.
First up, we met up with them in the city and did some street touring
then, lunch at the famous Carnegie Deli
I had the pot of chicken with a giant matzo ball...enough food for an army! Yes...we took home the leftovers !
then, on to a carriage ride through Central Park
the guide explains that those two buildings in the background is where the "Ghostbusters" movie was filmed. Look familiar??
(There are, in fact tours of movie locales in Central Park)
A little fun posing with some street art...because we're nuts !
Next day The Lenster picked them up to come to our house in New Jersey.
Being artists, they wanted to go junk hopping...so..we headed off to the antique center...
and along the route we had to stop in front of the famous Stone Pony in Asbury Park ...home to many well known artists...it's been said that a visit to the Stone Pony is considered a pilgrimage by rock and roll fans.visit to The Stone Pony has been considered a pilgrimage to rock 'n' roll fans around the world
a stop at the famous Asbury Park Convention Hall and boardwalk
the beach was desolate that day
we went inside convention hall
eerily empty !!! It's usually bustling in the summer but, I think the season hasn't officially started yet.
only one shop was open ...a cute shoe store....
and, across the street they got to see the legendary Wonder Bar
next up.....a ride through the quaint historic town of Ocean Grove and a brief break for lunch. Ocean Grove has the highest concentration of authentic Victorian architecture in the country.
Ocean Grove also has a complex of 114 tents in which families spend the summer relaxing, participating in church activities, and reconnecting with neighbors they’ve seen year after year.
and of course there's SHOPPING !!!
and yes, of course we made ART
(there will be more on this adventure another time !)
including silly, over the top jewelry
and played with new products
and drank wine
and opened gifts
(its a book box, and it was filled with goodies)
and had dinner at our clubhouse
and then...before I could even blink...the visit was over...
WHAT THE HEY !!!!
Can not wait till I see these fabulous friends again.
In the meantime, if you are interested in learning about encaustic wax, WaxWorksWest is the best place to learn. They have a gorgeous studio and their classes are amazing.